Megan Bradley Memorial 5K set for Oct. 8

September 23, 2016

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Proceeds to benefit CASA of Allegany County

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CUMBERLAND, Md. — The inaugural Megan Bradley Memorial 5K run and walk is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Cumberland. Along with a 5K (3.1 miles) there is a 1-mile walk and a Kids Fun Run. Each event begins and finishes at Progressive Physical Therapy in the Upper Potomac Industrial Park south of Cumberland.

casa_5k_new_logo_webThis is the fourth running of the event, which began in 2013 as a class project of Dr. Bradley’s at Frostburg State University. Bradley was a psychology professor and, as vice president of the board of directors for CASA of Allegany County, she wanted to help her students work to advance the cause for neglected and abused children. That’s exactly what CASA of Allegany County does. CASA trains volunteers to become Court-Appointed Special Advocates and be the voice of the court. Those volunteers work to ensure the child’s best interests are being met.

Bradley died in April at the age of 46 after a brief illness. The 5K, 1-mile and Kids Fun Run have been renamed to recognize her contribution in human services and Bradley’s light will continue to shine on the needs of children in Allegany County. The new event logo showcases Bradley’s contribution by having her handprint coupled with that of her son, Bryce.

casa_logo_webEntry for the 5K and 1-mile distances is $20 through Oct. 7 and $25 on race day. The Kids Fun Run is free. Awards in the 5K run will be earned by the top male and female finisher overall, the top male and female masters (40-plus) and the top male and female finisher in 10-year age groups. This year’s race is an official club race on the Queen City Striders calendar.

About CASA of Allegany County

CASA of Allegany County is an independent, court-authorized nonprofit organization that works through specially trained and supervised volunteers to promote the welfare of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment by providing a safety net of support, advocacy and mentorship. CASA trains and supervises volunteers to speak for the best interests of these children in court, to ensure that each child has the opportunity to thrive by receiving needed service and assistance, while helping to move the child towards a safe and permanent home.

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